Move over, Mark Zuckerberg — there's a new top CEO in town.
Glassdoor, a website that catalogs information about workplaces, published a list of the top 50 highest rated company CEOs, based on employee feedback. In 2013, Zuckerberg, Facebook's well-known CEO, topped the list with a 99% approval rating. He's been bumped down a few notches this year, but still managed to rank as one of the top ten tech company CEOs.
Other big names, including Jeff Bezos of Amazon and Marissa Mayer of Yahoo were noticeably absent (they were 13 and 14, respectively, and Mayer is the only woman to crack the top 50). There just isn't enough room at the top.
Here are the 10 tech CEOs that rule 2014 thus far, according to Glassdoor.
1. Jeff Weiner — LinkedIn
Soaring in at the top overall spot with a 100% approval rating is LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner. He's been at the company since 2008, and received great reviews from former employees (who prefer to remain anonymous through Glassdoor).
“The CEO is what helps spread the culture. He emphasizes culture,” a LinkedIn associate web developer said.
2. Paul Jacobs* — Qualcomm
On the overall company list, Jacobs actually ranked fourth, but was lifted to second place in the tech realm. He nabbed a 95% rating at Qualcomm, which makes wireless telecommunications products.
“Visionary leader, great technology portfolio and offers opportunities to work on many different projects," a Qualcomm senior learning and development specialist said.
*Note from Glassdoor: Paul Jacobs was the CEO of Qualcomm at the time this report was compiled and therefore current Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf was ineligible for inclusion.
3. Brad Smith — Intuit
Smith placed sixth overall, but third on the tech list. Intuit's CEO since 2008, his employees at the software company give him a 94% approval.
“At the very top, Brad Smith and team are well-respected and keep things moving in the right direction,” an anonymous Intuit employee said.
4. Mark Zuckerberg — Facebook
In 2013, Zuckerberg was rated the top CEO overall, with a 99% approval rating. This year, the face of Facebook pulls in at fourth on the tech company list (ninth overall) with a 93% rating.
"Mark is an incredible leader who wants to make the world a better place, and I love doing work for a mission I care about," a Facebook analyst said.
5. Larry Page — Google
Page pulled in at 10th overall, but cut that in half on the tech side. Google's CEO (and co-founder) maintains a 93% approval rating. Despite the search engine's dominant global presence, Page keeps things low-key.
“Larry wants us to keep the soul of a startup, even though we no longer are one," an anonymous Google software engineer said.
6. Marc Benioff — Salesforce.com
Benioff wears a lot of hats at Salesforce.com. He's the cloud computing company's co-founder, chairman and CEO. He ranked 12th overall, but sixth on the tech list, with a 93% approval rating.
“Marc is the best CEO in the business — different for sure — but the best," an anonymous Salesforce employee said.
7. Jerry Kennelly — Riverbed Technology
Jerry Kennelly was lucky number 13 on the full list, but lands the seventh spot on the tech list. The CEO and chairman of Riverbed, an application performance company founded in 2002, landed a 93% approval rating.
“Jerry is a fantastic CEO with tons of enthusiasm and energy. Very personable and cares greatly about his company and people. Couldn't possibly be any nicer of a human being running a $1B company on this earth,” a Riverbed technology sales employee said.
8. Tim Cook — Apple
The heir to the Steve Jobs throne was 17 overall, but seized the eighth tech spot. Cook whipped up a 92% approval rating, a slight drop from last year's 93%.
“You feel like everything you do has a direct impact and you're a stakeholder," a front-end engineer said. "The VPs and CEO are not removed either. It's common to see them eating lunch on campus amongst everyone else.”
9. John Donahoe — eBay
The president and CEO of eBay since 2008, John Donahoe's actual ranking was at spot 19 in the top 50. He snagged a 91% approval and warm praise from employees.
“The CEO of the company is smart, passionate and sincere. John Donahoe is the real deal and a great leader. He may be the most approachable CEO I've ever met," an eBay director said.
10. Frank D’Souza — Cognizant Technology Solutions
D'Souza holds the 24th spot of the 50 highest rated CEOs, with a 90% approval. He's been the top exec at Cognizant since 2007, which, at 38, made him the youngest CEO of a billion-dollar IT company.